Tag: British

Royal British Columbia Museums scraps demolition plan

The plan to demolish and rebuild the Royal British Columbia Museum was put on hold on Wednesday. CBC News reports that British Columbia’s premier John Horgan made the announcement at a press conference in which he said that the $789m development unveiled only last month was the ‘wrong decision at the wrong time’. A poll published by the Angus Reid Institute last month found ...

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British Museum presses on minting NFTs despite crypto crash—when will UK museums stop seeing artworks as assets?

After more than 50 outings, this Diary has scored a small victory; following my article on the carbon cost of the British Museum’s NFT sales, the company behind the operation has overhauled its environmental policy. Previously, La Collection said they would plant one tree per NFT created, but this underestimated the amount of carbon an NFT would produce over its lifetime (since each transaction ...

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Protestors Demand British Museum Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece – ARTnews.com

Protestors gathered at the British Museum in London on Sunday to call for the reunification of the Parthenon Marbles with Greece as international support grows for a resolution to the decades-long cultural row. The protest was organized by the advocacy group British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) and marked the 13th anniversary of the inauguration of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Activists ...

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The week in art news – British Museum chair George Osborne argues for ‘deal’ over Parthenon Marbles

George Osborne, the chairman of the British Museum, has said that the museum and the Greek government should together seek a solution to the long-standing dispute over the Parthenon Marbles housed in London. ‘There’s a deal to be done where we can tell both stories in Athens and London’, Osborne said. He did not specify whether this could be achieved by loan agreement, shared ...

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British Museum Chairman Says ‘Deal’ Is Possible for Parthenon Marbles – ARTnews.com

British Museum chairman George Osborne said this week that there is a “deal to be done” regarding the Parthenon Marbles, a set of ancient Greek sculptures owned by the London institution that many have said should be returned to Greece. For years, despite pushback from experts and Greek politicians, the U.K. has held firm to the idea that it is the rightful owner of ...

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UK Bans Export on $23 M. Poussin Painting Owned by British Noble – ARTnews.com

The U.K. government has placed a temporary export ban on a painting by Nicholas Poussin that has been in the country for more than two centuries and is worth £19 million ($23 million). The work titled Confirmation (ca. 1637-40), which depicts a group of children making religious affirmations in a ceremony before a priest and being watched over by their families, is being put up ...

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